I Love English Week 5 (2016/2017)

I Love English Week 5 (2016/2017)
 

Quote of the week:

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”  Socrates

Idiom of the week:   nothing to write home about

Saying of the week:    Ignorance of the law is no excuse

Phrasal Verb of the week:    settle down


Quote of the week:

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”― Socrates

Idiom of the week:

nothing to write home about

Meaning: If you say something is nothing to write home about, you mean it isn't very important or it isn't very good.

For example:

    We saw a movie today and it was nothing to write home about. It was just a typical action movie.

    Helen said her date with the guy she met online was nothing to write home about, and she probably wouldn't see him again.

 

Saying of the week:

Ignorance of the law is no excuse

Possible interpretation: It is no defence to say that we didn't know that something we did was illegal.

Note: ignorance (noun) = lack of knowledge | the law (noun) = the system of rules recognized and enforced in a particular country | excuse (noun) = a reason or explanation given to defend a (wrong) action Phrasal Verb of the week

|Phrasal verb of the week: settle down (1)

Meaning: to become calm and quiet, especially after being excited or noisy

Synonym: calm down, quieten down

For example:

settle down Whenever the kids got too noisy, their teacher would tell them to settle down and get on with their work.

settle sb down If my dog gets excited and starts barking, I go out and cuddle her and I can usually settle her down.